Become Enamored with Bucks County


Bucks county beckons from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania—a respite from the intensities of the city, situated an hour and a half from New York. But Bucks County, unlike the Hamptons (which wears its sophistication rather boldly), is a haven where the rich, and sometimes the famous, come to relax “under the radar,” appreciating the seclusion and pace.

The area came to be known in the 1930s and 1940s, when residents included the likes of Oscar Hammerstein II and Dorothy Parker, and the community has thrived as a retreat for the artistic and the creative. Indeed, the setting is inspiring: picturesque and blessed with an expanse of lushness, which is chased by creeks and paths for exercising and exploring.

Bucks County features a host of towns with a range of personalities. For example, Doylestown has the Michener Museum, a famous circa-1938 cinema, a fabulous children’s park, and an array of restaurants, while historic river villages—including New Hope with its revived Bucks County Playhouse, annual New Hope Film Festival, and artistic energy—offer a wealth of antique architecture, taverns, inns, and restaurants.

And in the heart of Bucks County: 610 Headquarters Road in Ottsville, Pennsylvania—an intimate retreat with character that has debuted on the market with Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty.

The property is 17 acres and secluded, featuring an estate with four bedrooms as well as a guest house. The spaces were designed for relaxation, but they’re ideal for entertaining, too. For example, the dining area opens to an extensive patio. A complement to the allure of the home, the gardens are idyllic and include a secluded, heated pool.

Upscale, farm, historic: whatever your choice, Bucks County accommodates. As the owner expresses: “It’s an area that people don’t know about, offering a mix of outdoor activities and country with quite a few artistic endeavors. It’s affordable and there are organic farms and great farm stands. There’s none of the status and the pressure of the Hamptons. It’s such a secret.”

For more information and a video tour of the home, contact Hellen Cannon of Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty at 215.229.6151 or